Let’s Ask Auntie Anne {Giveaway}

Today’s giveaway is brought to you in partnership with Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo. They are giving away the Let’s Ask Auntie Anne five book series. This series is different from their other parenting books. These books take on a narrative format with fictional characters. These characters turn to a wise, older woman, Auntie Anne, for parenting advice. The great thing is that Auntie Anne is not a fictional character, so the advice is sage and real.

The five books are:

  • How to Raise a Loving Child
  • How to Raise a Responsible Child
  • How to Raise a Secure Child
  • How to Raise a Trusting Child
  • How to Raise a Moral Child

As you can see, the topics are along the abstract line of thinking. Stories have a powerful way of teaching us (just think of how Jesus Christ taught–primarily through stories and parables). We can lay out facts, studies, and check-lists, but often stories are what reach our heart and help us really grasp a concept. That is a great thing about these books–they are an easy way to internalize the ideas behind each of these topics.


I also love that this series subtly teaches us the value in turning to those who have gone before us in parenting for advice. I love to sit and visit with older women and hear how they parented. They have a unique perspective and can see how things impacted their children as children, teenagers, adults, and parents. They understand the important things in life–what to sweat and what not to. There are always golden nuggets of wisdom in speaking with them.


Today you can enter to win a copy of the Let’s Ask Auntie Anne series!


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Share your favorite advice you have ever gotten from someone older and wiser than yourself.

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    • You must leave a separate comment for each entry. This is not so I can get lots of comments–it is because it makes it a million times easier to choose a winner. It takes less time, and less time is good. Plus, it makes sure I don’t miss an entry.
    • You don’t have to do all seven entries…for example, if you just want to follow this blog, you can just do entry one.
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    • You must fulfill the rules of each entry for each entry to count. If I see the entry is not valid (did not meet entry requirements), I will disqualify your entry. Trust me, I check.
    • Entries will be accepted until I choose the winner sometime August 3-4–we will see when the day comes what I do.
    • The winner will be randomly selected at random.org
    • The winner will be announced Friday August 3 or Saturday August 4.
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124 thoughts on “Let’s Ask Auntie Anne {Giveaway}”

  1. Best advice I ever got was that the goal of parenting is teaching self-control! I can make that my goal even on the craziest of days 🙂

  2. My favorite piece of advice from someone older and wiser has been to enjoy the children when they're little, even though it's a lot of work and can be really exhausting, because they won't be little forever, and you'll miss that when they get older.

  3. Advice from my very wise grandma: Let them be kids. And…Read to them. It's the most important thing you can do.

  4. It's hard to choose one piece of advice, so I would have to say the best thing I have been told is to pray for your children.

  5. Favorite advice: You are not teaching your child to become independent. You are teaching them to transfer their dependence from you to God.

  6. Favorite advice: You are not teaching your child to become independent. You are teaching them to transfer their dependence from you to God.

  7. Yikes! Please don't disqualify me! I think i posted my first entry of "I'm a follower" a couple times cause i didn't realize there's a delay on the this comment forum! I am computer challenged!For my second entry – I like CFH Babywise and Beyondon FB!

  8. My most favorite advice regarding child rearing – was to actually read BW. And i am ever so grateful for that advice!

  9. Something someone older told me that really helped me is that all children go through a terrible-two's type stage, but not necessarily at 2 years. They will sometime. This actually eased my mind a lot so I wasn't dreading terrible 2's, 3's, and 4's. 🙂

  10. Advice I received (and very much appreciated!): No matter what everyone else tells you about raising your baby, do what feels right and best to YOU.

  11. The best parenting advice I've received was encouragement to be a proactive parent, which has really resonated with me since I was pregnant with my first son.

  12. i have a newborn right now, and best advice: enjoy even the fussiness, because you will miss it one day! also, this, too, shall pass!

  13. My favorite advice I have ever gotten from someone older and wiser (my godmother) was to enjoy each moment and accept the "curve balls" thrown by my son with a smile…the time passes so quickly (and it does!).

  14. Good advice: You can't fill from an empty bucket. Take some time for yourself so that you can truly give your best self to your family.

  15. FOLLOW THROUGH. It doesn't matter what style of parenting you use as long as you follow through. You can use positive or negative reinforcement and either will work as long as you FOLLOW THROUGH.

  16. This blog has been a helpful tool to my husband and I. We too are followers of The Ezzos. What a blessing this blog and their books have been.


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